§ Mr. Chapman
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the cost of the public inquiry into the application for nuclear waste disposal test drilling at Mullwharchar, held at Ayr in February and March 1980.
§ Mr. Younger
The cost of the public inquiry into the appeal against the refusal by Kyle and Carrick district council of planning permission for test drilling at Mullwharchar is estimated at approximately £19,700. This includes the cost of mounting the inquiry, holding procedural meetings, preparing and circulating part I of the report, preparing part II of the report and of notifying my decision on the appeal.